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  1. AIG Reduces Hot Air Emissions

    AIG axed CEO Martin Sullivan and his puffed-up predictions. This should help AIG ...
  2. An iPhone Today Won't Keep The Downside Away

    The latest iPhone is half the price of the old one, and it should sell, but it might ...
  3. Dell's Turnaround Talk Premature

    Dell managed to beat expectations, but they were low expectations. The overall picture ...
  4. Costco Blends Low Costs With High Profits

    Discount club Costco saw profits rise 32% as price-conscious consumers flocked to ...
  5. Dollars For Collars

    Polo Ralph Lauren, king of the preppy shirt, breathed life into retail stocks by ...
  6. Cost Cuts Fill The Gap

    Revenue slipped 5% for the quarter, yet Gap managed to boost earnings by cutting ...
  7. American Airlines: Pack Light, Or Pay Up

    AMR will now charge passengers $15 for their first checked bag. It's also cutting ...
  8. Freddie Mac's Q1 All Style, No Substance

    Freddie Mac's earnings beat analyst expectations, but this was due to accounting ...
  9. Gloomy Outlook Holds Back Cisco

    Cisco beat expectations yet again, but conservative guidance held down the stock. ...
  10. More Troubles For Fannie Mae

    Chalk up another $2.2 billion in losses for America's largest mortgage buyer. Fannie's ...
  11. Pride Leads To Yahoo's Downfall

    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang decided it was better to reign in hell than serve in Microsoft's ...
  12. CVS Posts Record Profits

    Despite the slowing U.S economy, CVS is still going strong.
  13. Kraft Sales Grow, Input Costs Drag

    Despite a drop in profits, Kraft beat estimates and saw its sales climb.
  14. CME Worth The Risk?

    The CME Group more than doubled profit, yet failed to meet expectations and was punished ...
  15. Wachovia's Checklist To Diminish Share Value

    Wachovia released bad news on top of bad news. What is in store for the nation's ...
  16. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion ...
  17. UBS, Deutsche Bank Latest Subprime Confessors

    UBS and Deutsche Bank pre-announced more write-downs from subprime linked troubles. ...
  18. What Paulson's Plan Means To Exchanges

    Stock exchanges could benefit while futures exchanges will suffer under Treasury ...
  19. FDIC To Fremont: Put Up Or Shut The Doors

    Fremont General has to shore up capital for its banking unit. Failure would mean ...
  20. Mutual Funds With Hedge Fund Ambitions

    Most investors don't have the coin to invest in hedge funds, but many mutual funds ...
  21. ConAgra Exits Commodities Trading At The Perfect Time

    ConAgra is moving back to basics by unloading its commodity trading business. Prices ...
  22. Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War

    The long-awaited private equity buyout of Clear Channel has hit a roadblock. The ...
  23. Pick A Retirement Date: Target-Date Funds Will Do The Rest

    If stock picking makes your palms sweat and asset-allocation strategies make your ...
  24. Visa Debuts At No.1

    Visa became the largest IPO in U.S. history, and with the oversubscription options ...
  25. Scrutinizing The Bear Stearns Fallout

    Several burning questions were left in the wake of the Bear Stearns buyout. We examine ...
  26. Bear Stearns' $2 Catastrophe

    JPMorgan Chase saved Bear Stearns from bankruptcy and may have grabbed a bargain ...
  27. Blackstone In The Red

    Blackstone stock has dropped more than 50% since its June IPO, and things do not ...
  28. Google Adds DoubleClick To Its Arsenal

    The acquisition of online ad company DoubleClick is great news for stumbling Google ...
  29. H&R Block Returns To Its True Love

    H&R Block split from its subprime unit, Option One, to refocus on taxes. The ...
  30. Straight AAAs For Failing Bond Insurers

    S&P reaffirmed the 'AAA' ratings of MBIA and Ambac - yet another case where the ...
  31. Priceline Doubles Profit, Loses Growing Room (PCLN)

    A 62% increase in travel bookings helped Priceline double profit in Q4. Shares jumped, ...
  32. Good News From News Corp. (NWS)

    The media giant released Q2 earnings and guidance that showed strength during a weakening ...
  33. Worried About The Economy? Use Short ETFs

    With the possibility of further declines in the equity markets, short ETFs provide ...
  34. Microsoft Finally Pops The Question (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

    The rumors were true, and Microsoft put in a surprising $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo. ...
  35. Bank Of Missed Opportunity (BAC)

    Bank of America reported large losses and job cuts that indicate an exit from its ...
  36. Countrywide Banks On BofA (BAC, CFC)

    With Countrywide on the verge of bankruptcy, Bank of America came to the rescue with ...
  37. Visa, MasterCard, and Now General Electric? (GE)

    Consumer credit financing is big business. GE created its own card and partnered ...
  38. Citi Welcomes Back Its Wayward SIVs (C)

    Citi's new CEO's first move is adding $49 billion in structured investment vehicles ...
  39. Bridge Buying Not Just For Suckers Anymore (MIC, MGU, GII)

    There is a global infrastructure boom. Learn how individual investors can get in ...
  40. Nuance Offers Unrecognized Potential (NUAN)

    Nuance is still showing losses, but shouldn't be for long. Despite a large run up, ...
  41. Newell Rubbermaid Should Bounce Back (NWL)

    The company cut guidance for its fourth quarter, and shares dropped. The decline ...
  42. Fannie And Freddie Show Severity Of Mortgage Woes (FNM, ...

    Both companies are known for buying only the safest mortgages, but that hasn't mattered ...
  43. U.S. BioEnergy: Ethanol's Best Of Breed (USBE)

    The ethanol industry has been rough over the past year. U.S. BioEnergy is being overlooked. ...
  44. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet ...
  45. Five Green Mutual Funds You Need To Know

    Green investing has been providing investors great returns. We examine five funds ...
  46. Pfizer's Exubera Pflops (PFE)

    Pfizer took a $2.8 billion hit when it cancelled Exubera from its product line - ...
  47. Google Still A Bargain At $600+ (GOOG)

    Google's stock just cracked the $600 barrier - insane price? A peek at the P/E multiple ...
  48. Freddie Mac Pays For Scandal (FRE)

    This mortgage company has tough times right now, but its long-term outlook may not ...
  49. Oracle's Vision Paying Off (ORCL)

    Oracle's earnings provide a positive omen for the company and the technology industry ...
  50. Freddie Mac Gets Slammed (FRE)

    Even the safest loans are getting hit by credit problems. What does this mean for ...
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